Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew Dead At 94
Dutchman Anne van der Bijl, known as the “Brother Andrew” who founded Christian charity Open Doors and became a voice of voiceless persecuted Christians, has died, his group confirmed Wednesday. He passed away in the Dutch town of Harderwijk at age 94.
Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Blinken under pressure to redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern”
As thousands of Christians in Nigeria are murdered by Islamic jihadists every year, a coalition of more than 30 international rights groups and faith-based organizations wrote to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on September 19, asking him to re-designate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” in regard to religious freedom violations, Church Leaders (CL) reports. The US annually reviews the status of religious freedom in every country in the world and designates each country that has tolerated “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC).
Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

England: National Health Service settles case with Christian doctor who spoke about Jesus with a patient
England’s National Health Service (NHS) agreed at the eleventh hour to settle a case brought by a Christian doctor who was subjected to severe disciplinary measures for mentioning his faith in Jesus to a patient, Christian Today (CT) reports. Dr Richard Scott was due to challenge the NHS action in a tribunal in Kent on Monday but before the hearing, the NHS agreed to settle the case.
Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Nigeria: Dozens more Christians murdered in continued attacks in Benue state
This month’s spate of murderous attacks on Christians in Nigeria’s Benue state has continued, with suspected Fulani jihadist herdsmen killing dozens of Christians on Wednesday, September 21, and Friday, September 23, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Posted on: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

South Carolina: Anglican and Episcopal diocese reach settlement after years-long litigation
South Carolina’s Anglican Diocese and Episcopal Diocese announced Monday they have finally settled nearly ten years of litigation over parish building rights and can now invest their resources in Gospel ministry rather than legal action, the Christian Post reports.
Posted on: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

China: Congregants attacked with stones during baptismal service
Members of China’s Trinity Harvest Gospel Church in Shenzhen were attacked with stones as they held a baptismal service on a beach earlier this month, China Aid reports.
Posted on: Monday, September 26, 2022

India: Christian man believed to have been killed by Hindu relatives
A formerly Hindu man who converted to Christianity in India’s West Bengal state is missing, and it is believed he has been murdered by his Hindu family on account of his faith, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Posted on: Monday, September 26, 2022

Chinese Christians seek refuge in Thailand after asylum denial from South Korea
A congregation of Christians escaping government persecution in China are applying for refugee status in Thailand after being denied asylum in South Korea, DW reports. In its efforts to impose “Sinicization” on the country, China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been engaged in a formidable crackdown on independent evangelical churches that will not register with the state-controlled Three-Self Patriotic movement.
Posted on: Monday, September 26, 2022

Concerns Over 5 Jailed Christians in China’s Southwest
Concerns mount over the plight of five Christians detained since early August in a rural area of China’s southwestern Yunnan province as part of a broader crackdown, Worthy News learned Saturday.
Posted on: Sunday, September 25, 2022

‘Many Turn To Christ At Queen’s Funeral’
Many among the millions who tuned in to watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II have become followers of Christ, chaplains told Worthy News Thursday.
Posted on: Sunday, September 25, 2022

‘Cities Covered in the Glory of God’: Christians Unite Worldwide for ’10 Days of Awe’ Prayer Event
Thousands of churches in the United States and in 43 other countries around the world will participate in the 18th annual "10 Days", an organized global prayer event slated for Sept. 25 through Oct. 5.
Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2022

Nigeria: 45 Christians abducted during church service in Kaduna
Forty-five worshippers were kidnapped when jihadists stormed a church in Nigeria’s Kaduna state on Monday, Sahara Reporters said. Monday’s attack took place during a service at the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Kasuwa quarters of Kasuwan Magani Town, Kaduna State, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) told reporters.
Posted on: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Nigeria: Fulani jihadists slaughter 25 Christians in spate of attacks in Benue state
The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, as suspected Fulani jihadists murdered 25 Christians in Benue state over the last three weeks, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Rights groups have warned of a Christian genocide in Nigeria: Islamic terrorists murdered 43,000 between 2009-2012.
Posted on: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Myanmar: Junta lays landmines around church
Myanmar’s military junta has laid internationally banned antipersonnel landmines around a Catholic church building it has desecrated and occupied in the ethnic minority Shan state, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Posted on: Monday, September 19, 2022

Pakistan: Christian jailed for blasphemy is denied bail
A 57-year-old Christian man in Pakistan who was imprisoned for blasphemy two years ago has just been denied his latest application for bail pending trial, Asia News reports.
Posted on: Monday, September 19, 2022

Mozambique: Eight Christians murdered by Islamic State affiliates
ight Christians were murdered by the Islamic State-affiliated Al Shabaab terror group (not the Somali-based group of the same name) in a series of jihadist attacks across northern Mozambique in September, the Barnabas Fund reports.
Posted on: Monday, September 19, 2022

48% of Evangelical leaders report being blacklisted over beliefs, ‘guilt by association’
Nearly half of Evangelical leaders said in a new survey that they have been disinvited, blacklisted or excluded because of their point of view or “guilt by association,” according to the National Association of Evangelicals.
Posted on: Sunday, September 18, 2022

Earth Reveals Horrors Behind Graves In Ukraine
The European Union has expressed “deep shock” at the mass graves discovered by Ukrainian officials in territories recaptured from Russia in eastern Ukraine. On Saturday, recovery operations continued after several civilians were reportedly killed in a new round of Russian shelling.
Posted on: Sunday, September 18, 2022

Pakistan Christian Mother Of Five Hiding After Death Threats
A Christian woman and her five children are hiding in Pakistan after receiving death threats from extremists who demand that she converts to Islam, her supporters confirmed Thursday.
Posted on: Friday, September 16, 2022

Christians could lose majority status in US by 2050, report says
A new study by the Pew Research Center projects that professing Christians may lose their majority status in America by 2050 if the rate at which young adults are leaving the faith accelerates beyond its current fast pace, Christian Today (CT) reports.
Posted on: Thursday, September 15, 2022